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Trial underway for former Fair Bluff police chief

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videoTestimony began today in the trial of a former police chief accused of being caught selling drugs on the job. Former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis faces multiple felonies. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Fowler

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videoThis week we went to Whiteville to find our teacher of the week. Laughing is where teaching begins for Central Middle School teacher Wendy Fowler. Full story...
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Jury selection continues for former Fair Bluff police chief

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videoA former lawman arrested on drug charges on the job is finally getting his day in court. Jury selection continues in the case of former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis, District Attorney Jon David says. Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Whiteville Friday night

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videoWhiteville Police confirm one man was killed in a shooting that happened just before midnight Friday. Full story...
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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Driver dies after crashing into log truck

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A Lake Waccamaw man is dead after crashing into the back of a log truck. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter trying to clean up from roach infestation, stem cat eye infections

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videoCockroaches, eye infections and chemical pesticides. These are just a few of the complaints we've received about the Columbus County Animal Shelter in Whiteville. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Video shows aftermath of shooting that killed teen, witness suspects set-up

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videoPolice say they're trying to identify at least five young men who they say might be involved in Saturday's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Chadbourn. Now, new video of the crime has surfaced. Full story...
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16-year-old shot and killed, police looking for 5 suspects

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videoPolice in Chadbourn say they are trying to identify five men they believe were involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old from Clarkton. Full story...
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17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool

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Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was found floating face down in the pool around 4 p.m. Sunday at the home near Cerro Gordo. Full story...
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